Venezuelan equine encephalitis and 2 human deaths, Peru

Stalin Vilcarromero, Patricia V. Aguilar, Eric S. Halsey, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Hugo Razuri, Juan Perez, Yadira Valderrama, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Luis Suárez, Manuel Céspedes, Tadeusz J. Kochel

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Studies have suggested that enzootic strains of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) subtype ID in the Amazon region, Peru, may be less pathogenic to humans than are epizootic variants. Deaths of 2 persons with evidence of acute VEE virus infection indicate that fatal VEEV infection in Peru is likely. Cases may remain underreported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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